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May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
quote and safety and our privacy. the one thing that i have tried to share with chancellor merkel is that -- you know, the united
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:30am EDT
now. that is angela merkel and the president of the united states. we're going to take a break and be right back. take a new look at news. >>> hello and welcome back to al jazeera america. we are watching washington at this hour, because all this morning german chancellor angela merkel has been meeting with president obama. there are two topics that are expected to emerge when the two leaders hold a news crisis in the next few minutes. one being the crisis in ukraine. much of it's a exports come from russia. and the eavesdropping on angela merkel's phone. libby casey joins us by phone right now. and libby, you have been tracking the developments that have been taking place. this is not going to be as smooth sailing as many hoped. >> reporter: good morning, del, as i talked to the german reporters, and we're talking about political scientists and scroll lars as well. they say that angela merkel is a very polite leader. don't expect her to throw our fireworks live. but they said she will be speaking intense words behind closed doors to president obama over concerns not just about
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
conference between president obama and german chancellor angela merkel who arrived in town today. the two have been meeting for about four hours. among the topics said to be on the table, the nsa and also the german response to the crisis in ukraine. our libby casey is there right now. libby set the stage for us. are expectations for this meeting between these two leaders high? >> well, del, i wouldn't say they are high, but it is a pivotal moment and an essential time when these two leaders want to show unity. they have different agendas, but when they come out here, expect to see them try to speak with one voice. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> merkel and obama will say publicly will be we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last yea
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
ukraine sends armored vehicles and artillery to retake buildings. angela merkel and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? day.re protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
what the white house says between merkel and rest of europe on how tough to be against vladimir putin. there's talk the incremental sanctions have not been working and the other issues, the confusion and disagreements over intelligence and eavesdropping that still have yet to be resolved. kristen? >> reporter: right, a lot to talk about today, andrea, but certainly the key issue we'll be talking about is ukraine and sanctions that you mentioned. president obama and the white house have been pushing european allies to enact stiffer sanctions, sanctions on the various sectors of russia's economy, the mining sector and believes that would have a bigger bite than sanctions implemented so far which largely target individuals. russia has been hesitant to move forward with stiffer sanctions because they are far more dependent on russia for things like oil than the united states is. so that is where the divide comes in. president obama has said he doesn't want to move forward without his european allies because he wants to present a united front to russia. the u.s. calculation being that that
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
that and they will follow. and that's right come in. -- and that's where i come in. angela merkel is an washington, d.c. to speak with president obama. they are coming out now to make a statement in the rose garden. let's listen in. there is going to be focus on vladimir putin and the situation in ukraine. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. th
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 8:00am PDT
conference with president obama and chancellor angela merkelle. that is scheduled to be in about 30 minutes, and we will have that for you life and the topic should be the tougher sanctions of russia and the eu role there. >>> and meanwhile, there was a major offensive launched today to take back one of ten cities in eastern ukraine that had been seized by russian militants. and gun fire and explosions could be heard. you are seeing that now. and the government said that the militants shot down two of the helicopters killing two of the crew. the militants say that one of the men was killed. and in a response, spokesman for vladimir putin said that all hopes of a government settlement had been destroyed because of this. and this is all unfolding. we are joined by white house correspondent pete alexander, and also the correspondent to the white house for special affairs peter hollis. and peter, let me start with you, in getting the european i union to agree to stronger sanctions in rush sharks and is that what president obama is going to be pushing for the meetings with angela merkel today?
hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house today. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table as the violence in ukraine escalates. cnn monitoring a large-scale anti-terror operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin calls on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine if it wants to keep the peace. for more on today's meeting between obama and merkel, here's senior white house correspondent jim acosta. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two leaders had on thursday, putin told merkel that he woonts to see ukrainian troops pull out of the southeastern part of their
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
in china more than the u.s. and what really happened with george clooney. >> angela merkel is in washington for urgent talks with president obama. with eachalking other. the german chancellor and american president speak about an aggressive russia. we will bring it to you live at noon. >> welcome to "market makers." i'm stephanie ruhle. erik schatzker is out. i'm joined by the well manicured matt miller. cure ifd to get a mani you were going to be on set with me. >> it is friday. jobs day. the headline number is the best it has been in more than two years. payrolls rose by 288,000 in april, far more than estimated. unemployment dropped to its lowest level since before the collapse of lehman brothers. but there is a lot beyond the headlines. i want to bring in michael mckee. you are the man who delivers the real deal. walk us through it. the headlines look great but the market is not excited. >> no champagne. the headline number is good but the details are not as good. that is why we are seeing markets back off from their initial excitement. a a tale of te -- it is tale of two surveys. we a
PBS
May 3, 2014 12:30pm PDT
, angela merkel, arrived at the white house on friday at a time of unprecedented german power. >> i don't -- this is a very important issue. it will be very important for us to bring the negotiations, very quickly to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relati
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 7:00am PDT
merkel at the rose garden. let me bring in jason furman of the council of economic adviser s. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> better than expected for sure, but are you satisfied? >> well, we are never satisfied, until we get the unemployment rate to the point where everybody who wants a job can find one. but we are making progress toward tas goal as you said. we try not to look month to month, because things are bouncing around, but over the past year, we have been adding 200,000 jobs per month which is steady, and that is consistent with the unemployment rate to fall by more than one point per year, and there is strengthening of the numbers. >> and you know what the pushback is, you can push it back with the 4.5% gdp growth, and how do you get to the next leve level? >> well, we are getting there. the unemployment rate has come down a point in the last year, and that is as fast as we have lowered it in recovering from the recession. the great recession was a deep hole, and taking a while to get out of it, but we certainly want to get out of it faster. if we invest in the
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 6:00am EDT
. earlier today, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel held a joint press conference at the white house. the two leaders discussed sanctions against russia over the situation in ukraine and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there
PBS
May 2, 2014 8:00pm PDT
. german chancellor merkel in dc for me. adverts none in an nsa spying. a report on the agenda between the two world leaders. the us become a nation of pill popping children will look at the issue of over medicating our kids later the cap. fans i can to begin with breaking news this evening in on the site in south western ukraine has been killed in a large fire connected with the brass band. the numbers can vary the local police tell the associated press that more than thirty people are dead after local trade union house without a place to be getting the midst of a standoff between ukrainian government supporters and antique and activists. today was marked by violence between those and get protesters in ukrainian military in fact at least three ukrainian troops and two antique its fighters were killed after the government launched a military assault on the eastern city of swansea ask which is held by anti government protesters our team player reports. it was on the street is that the ukrainian army is preparing another vaughan's come tonight to find eight it has people shared in atomic
LINKTV
May 25, 2014 2:30pm PDT
merkel's democrats have lost ground. we have reactions now. >> it was not exactly a ringing endorsement, the chancellors party essentially treaded water, losing he support. are defending our position as the strongest party. we are number one. the push -- the democrats are putting a different been on the result. on thed will not put pressure to make sure eu commission president -- to make chulz eu commission president. in the parliamentary elections, they barely missed the five percent hurdle. now it has garnered enough support to claim seats in the european parliament. afd has grown into a new party for the germans people. a freedom loving party. a socially conscious party. a party founded on values. [applause] success story for eurosceptics who seemed to be firmly established on germany's political stage. as we promised them a we will be crossing to major european capitals this evening. let check in with the spanish capital of madrid and our correspondent there. first off, what can you tell us about the vote in spain? no figures out already, but what we know is about the turnout, it is
CNN
May 2, 2014 8:00am PDT
evaporates. hundreds of troops are already in the region. this hour, president obama and angela merkel are due to speak at the white house in the white house rose garden to bring those comments to you live. april jobs report making news. figures show more than 280,000 jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate has dropped four points. to 6.3%. >> that is a big, big drop. much bigger than expected and there were revisions over the last few months, so more jobs added than expected, so we're joined by an economist and alison kosik. there's a lot going on with these numbers. a rot of it if good, but not all of it perfect. >> right, no doubt about it. the 288,000 job adixs for april, that's good. it shows that the job growth is really taking on, that there is momentum in the economy, but then there are a couple of dark clouds in this report. even after the winter thaw is happening. for one, you look at the unemployment rate. 6.3% falling from 6.7%. you think, gosh, that sounds great, but the problem is the reason it fell is not good. it's because the labor participation rate has f
FOX News
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
a joint news conference with the president and german chancellor angela merkel. the president may talk about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
intense since the crisis began. at the white house, president obama and german chancellor merkel, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst thousands,. >>> and the economy is gaining steam. the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in six years. the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. today the ukrainian army launched a preemptive attack on the eastern part of the country. those forces however armed with rocket launchers aimed an shooting down two helicopter pilots. when prowrg prowrgs pro-russian. >> purports to show what the residents are slovyansk and the pro-russian procrastinates who made the eastern city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large scale antiterrorist operation. the apparent objective for now not to overrun the city but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >>> i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle then i will fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my lands. >>> sophisticated surface to air missiles,
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:00am EDT
in washington. today angela merkel is making her first visit to the white house since the nsa scandal broke. libby casey has more. ♪ >> reporter: president obama and chancell chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the white house. >> they will say publicly we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> reporter: the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stopped short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry. trade between the two countries amounted to $100 billion last year. >> we work very closely with russia, we are to some extent even dependant on russian gas, so we're hesitant to put more pressure on russia. >> reporter: since the start of the ukraine crisis, chancellor merkel has spoken more than any other word leader with president putin. >> she right now is the link of communication with putin. in that respect, being here in washington the day after she just talked to putin, it's very symbolic. >> reporter: the german leading is known for taking small steps. >
NBC
May 2, 2014 5:30pm PDT
obama was joined by german chancellor angela merkel at the white house and warned that russia will pay a greater cost if it doesn't help de-escalate this crisis. more from our white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck? >> reporter: lester, a new warning from president obama to russian president putin today if he's caught meddling in the ukrainian election on may 25th. >> in short, they are making a weak russian economy even weaker. moreover, if russia continues on its current course, we have a range of tools at our disposal including sanctions that would target sectors of the russian economy. >> reporter: now, chancellor merkel and president talked about those tools today and here's what they agreed to. that beyond targeting individuals, they're going to have the new sanctions aimed at russian banking, weapons production, and energy. germany relies on russian energy, but merkel agreed to this to include it as long as her country's inevitable economic pain is shared with other countries. now, today's little meeting with president and merkel didn't go so well, apparently. the president
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
. then there is the geopolitics, adam. you were going to mention president obama and chancellor merkel. he will indeed be meeting with chancellor merkel around 11:30. think of merkel, putin as the equivalent of blair and bush. we will see what they have to say. >> and this is a levin 40 this morning, a joint press conference. 11:40 this is at morning. this is nonfarm payroll, here is zero, here is bad, there is the crisis, there is the 200,000 number, and what we desire are these spikes above 200,000, this effervescence, and we are sort of there, that is the hope and prayer. we are getting there. there is a picture of what we will see at 8:30 this morning, bill gross and the glass will be bloombergthat time on radio. here is scarlet fu. >> we need to start with ukraine because forces are on the opens of. they're trying to take back the eastern city from pro-russian militants. they're basically a nori warnings -- and they are basically ignoring warnings from vladimir putin. within back your troops your country. and about that statement. i mean, come on. >> while our troops are amassed along the border. >> why is
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
. 2014] live next to the u.s. chamber of commerce in washington with german chancellor angela merkel focusing on u.s.-german relations and the importance of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. which is getting attention on capitol hill. a survey released by pew research showing 53% of americans regard a trade agreement as a good thing. been at theor has white house meeting with president obama on a number of issues. in particular on sanctions against russia over the intervention in ukraine. the ap saying that the president says violence escalating in eastern ukraine is making it obvious to the world that pro-russian militants are not peaceful protesters. he voiced his support for the ukrainian government on the day of its first major offensive aimed at driving out the insurgents occupying government buildings across the east of ukraine. we will hear from the german chancellor in just a bit. she will be introduced i thomas dunne eu, the president and ceo of the chamber of commerce. we bring you a conversation on sanctions and their effectiveness on foreign policy. the
CNBC
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
and chancellor merkel from the white house. meantime, i'm melissa lee, in for scott wapner. joined be stephanie, jon, pete, mike and mike. let's talk about what's going on in light of the stephanie, do you think it's the jobs report? >> i think it's the ukraine for sure. you saw the market then totally roll over when the headlines came out. as soon as he got the jobs data, the market responded favorably. while we want wage growth and we're not getting either, unfortunately you still have a broad-based jobs increases. i looked at the construction numb number, 189,000 that we've created in the last year. that's telling to me. and of course temporary workers, up 24,000, that's a leading indicator, so i think there are some pockets that are encouragin encouraging. >> there are also things from the bulls and bears in this jobs report. either side, murph there's tidbits, so it was a catch-up number that we got? >> i think the key is the market was looking for this number and we got what we wanted. i would say, mel, it's not so much russia, ukraine or the jobs number. i think it's more technicals. we'
Bloomberg
May 29, 2014 1:00am EDT
:43 -- time in london is 6:43. angela merkel insisted it was not an either or choice between russia and europe. we have the latest on ukraine and eastern europe. what is the occasion for the comments? >> good morning, mark. eat prime ministers of moldova, georgia, and ukraine are in berlin. they had dinner with angela merkel last night. that is because there signing and association agreement with the e.u. the same sort of political steps the ukraine took, which precipitated the entire crisis. it is not insignificant that merkel is reaching out to the moldovan and georgian prime minister's. there is a frankness to merkel's remarks. here are some quotes. she talked about not mincing words when things need to be called out. we want with respect to russia no either or but that each country is able to choose its own path. she is talking firmly about russia. but at the same time, she doesn't want to set up confrontations if and when moldova and russia moved closer to the european union. when you look at the journal that merkel has made, she tried to translate put in. -- putin. now she is going the o
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
merkel will be meeting with president obama. it was opposed to start 20 minutes ago. it has been delayed a bit. once the house comes in for the pro forma session, no legislative business expected. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. he clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 2, 2014, i hereby appoint steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, christ church, washington, d.c. >> let us pray. god of all nations, you called all people to live lives of righteousness and justice. bless those who gather in this place, to those who lead here, grant the patienc
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 1:00pm EDT
's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or should go. because there are such close trade ties between germany and russia, especially in the oil and gas sector, so both leaderings pointing to may 25th as a crucial date, and urging t president putin to not interfere with the elections as they go forward. >> we want to continue to keep open the possibility of resolving the issue diplomaticall
LINKTV
May 2, 2014 5:30am PDT
the german chancellor later for talks on the escalating crisis in ukraine. it is angela merkel's first visit to washington since the revelation american spies tapped her mobile phone. advancing a trade deal is on the agenda. the pair will hold a joint press conference. >> angela merkel is in the midst of a short trip to washington, under 24 hours. a large part of it will be spent here at the white house in meetings with the u.s. president barack obama. they will be trying to show a united front in terms of what the european union and united states should be doing together against russia and in ukraine. both leaders would say there is a united front in terms of sanctions in place and sanctions that might still come. there are slight differences between the two. there might be bigger differences in the future when it comes to the attention of sectoral sanctions sanctions that might face whole sectors of the russian economy like the energy sector. germany believes it has more to lose than the united states. this is a meeting between angela merkel and barack obama that would have looked differen
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 5:00pm EDT
upseid 2012. obama and german chancellor ingle marker -- eagle merkel met today. he stressed togetherness when it comes to sanctions against russia. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. we are reunited on that front. leaders pointed to the ukraine elections as the next trigger point in determining whether stations were be expanded. says --hase the projection reflects a continued challenging environment and lower client activity levels. those are the top headlines at this hour. >> i want to get insight on today's jobs report. joining me now is >> from our studios in new york, this is "charlie rose." is bricklin dwyer. and janet elkin. great to have you here. let's start with you. from the jobsaway report? >> it is a mixed blessing. --saw a pop and play roles payrolls. generally that is a good thing. looking at the details, in the u.s. we had multiple payrolls. multiple jobs numbers. some numbers were less supportive of a stark rebound. >> what kind of details? the number of pe
Bloomberg
May 28, 2014 3:00am EDT
. hans, i read two very different stories. angela merkel on her way in. angela merkel on her way out of this meeting. >> that is angela merkel for you. she is crafty about what her intentions are. that is the big question hanging over these negotiations. what is on glove merkel's true intention? -- on glove merkel -- angela merkel's true intention? decision at the end of june. she backs jean-claude, but she faces challenges from other members of his own party, including the prime minister of hungry. cameron going into the meeting .as talking about juncker did not mention him by name but was also opposed. francois hollande of france has indicated that he could support juncker. ultz, the man that he technically beat, it was not a clause i run up by both parties had top candidates to challenge. he is now with juncker. he is left out there. he is the conservative candidate. his party came in first place. 34% when you aggregate all the totals. he does not have this locked up. it seems like there is a lot more horsetrading that will have to take place. >> let's see how this turns out. junc
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone. the major issues? >> got to do something. >> the long road to recovery. millions returning home, surveying the damage left behind by those devastating tornados. >> backlash being felt after brunai en acts sharia code, it has some boycotting a hotel chain. i am stephanie sy. >> this morning, ukrainian forces trying to take back several eastern cities controlled by the pro-russian separatists. >> kiev launched military operations in the city of slovyansk. >> officials saying separatists shot down two army helicopters, killing one pilot and injure others. >> in donetsk where pro-russian separatists have taken control of the city's main train system. >> it began at about 4:30 a.m. outside slovyansk when units of the ukrainian army and to have launched the next phase in what kiev has described as an antiterrorist operation which has been in play in one form or another for several weeks now with units of the army
PBS
May 1, 2014 8:00pm PDT
of the afghan population alright love german chancellor merkel is making her first visit to washington dc since two thousand eleven to the writing to the nation's capital today and will be meeting with president obama early tomorrow for a lunch meeting focused on economic issues. in the first meeting between the two leaders since the news broke last october at the nsa had been served a link. merkel's phone calls and email communications for her cell phone. there's no doubt that tension still exists between merkel and obama over the issue still is unlikely to carry any weight in our conversation to scott's this visit i was doing earlier by holder start. he's the senior washington correspondent for der spiegel and the terror of the new book the nsa complex for assassin to describe the tension surrounding the visit. as a deep disappointment on knuckles and not too much about the fact that she's been targeted. she sees this as a part of professional business it's the hope president obama handled this affair the summer when the first snow of the document scandal that sent a delegation to washington
PBS
May 2, 2014 7:30pm PDT
of that was on display today at the white house. where president obama and german chancellor angela merkel endeavored to present a united front, punishment if russia does not disengage. >> if it continues to destabilize, eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election we will move quickly on additional steps. including further sanctions that will impose greater cost but that's a choice facing the russian leadership. gwen: some of the fallout is affecting how americans view their second term president. in the latest "wall street journal"/nbc news poll, nearly half of those surveyed say that the u.s. should be less active in world affairs. and approval of the president's handling of foreign policy has dropped to its lowest point ever. so what did the white house do this week to speak to that? alexis? >> so the president and the administration started the week by talking about another round of tough sanctions. most of the sanctions that started the week that the administration announced were aimed at the circle right around vladimir putin. president putin of russia. it was aimed at about
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 3:00pm EDT
threats? plus president obama and germany fell chancellor angulo merkel met at the white house today. will tighter -- german chancellor angela helmet at the white house today. will tighter sanctions actually change the situation in ukraine? we will be talking about that, next. ♪ its focus is shifting to cyber security, examining financial firms' preparedness for cyber threats. they are looking at how secure they really are. joining me, the former white house cyber security commissioner tom kellerman. what is the sec's biggest fear? what is going on? >> the lack of reporting in the marketplace. more firms are being breached. significant resources in material risk. >> financial firms? >> broker's houses, major publicly traded companies. >> how is it we do not hear about that? >> off and they are not aware they have been breached until they are notified that their accounts are being sold and bartered in the shadow economy. >> it is terrifying because you think of your financial data being out there. it really means we are all being vulnerable in a certain way. who is responsible, wou
CNBC
May 5, 2014 4:00am EDT
. effective international action is being called by the russian president vladimir putin and angela merkel as tensioned heighten in ukraine. >>> and the inspector general warns that ukrainian unrest could tip nervous investors over the edge. >> it is tense. it is having an effect in the confidence. it comes at a particularly awkward time. >>> the government in lisbon says the country will return to the market following an exit from the cleanout measures. >>> and cnbc is told that economists are off track and inflation in his country is under control. >> economists in the private sector, in the past three months, they have been consistently wrong. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> hello and a first welcome to the first "worldwide exchange" of the week. a remind they are a the u.k. markets are closed as a holiday today. more on that, but first we kickoff with the pro-russian rebels rushing a station in russia after a fire in a building being occupied bicep atists. the prime minister has criticized the police force for not doing en
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00pm EDT
minds -- compromise. bob cusack, thank you for the update. angela merkel talks about u.s. relations with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essent
BBCAMERICA
May 1, 2014 7:00am EDT
on suspicion of spying, russia has yet to comment. angela merkel asked president putin in a phone call to help the detained. his response, kiev must withdraw military units from the southeast and launch a national dialogue. theirs monetary fund has approved a $17 billion bail out to ukraine to help the country's struggling finances. we have the first correspondent nick childs with this. >> a march for peace and unity as this crisis continues. this earlier, predawn exercise for cameras and news the kiev authoritys have detained russia's military attache for allegedly spying and told him to leave the country. this may look impressive, but in the east, the security services seem unable or unwilling to control events. the words of alarm and accusation against moscow for ukraine's ministers grows stronger. >> practically we're already at war after what happened in crimea. the activities we now see in eastern ukraine with separatists groups supported by russia, this is war. >> reporter: government buildings in eastern ukraine continue to fall to pro russian separatists. among thebi$j also in one of
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 4:00pm EDT
obama and angela merkel project unity on ukraine and threaten russia with sanctions. >>> mother nature strikes again, this time a massive mudslide in afghanistan - the death toll in the thousands. >>> the u.s. economy is gaping momentum, >>> this has been a day of violent conflict in ukraine. fighting broke out in the eastern part of the country as the ukranian army launched a heavy attack on pro-russian forces. they shot two ukranian helicopters. ukranians say the military access was a pre-emptive strike. in washington president obama, german chancellor angela merkel held talks on the crisis and in front of reporters the two leaders threatened sanctions against russia. we have reporters in ukraine and capitals around the world tracking the military and diplomatic developments. we start with al jazeera's jonah hall in donetsk. >> reporter: video posted on the internet purports to show what the residents of slovyansk and the pro-russian separatists that made the city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large-scale anti-terror organization. the
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 8:00pm EDT
-span, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. they held a press conference. then the united nations security council held a meeting on russian intervention in the ukraine. afterwards, more from the german chancellor as she discussed the future of u.s. relations with her country. obamar today, president and german chancellor held a joint press conference. this discussed additional -- and they discuss a set -- they discuss additional sanctions. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determ
FOX Business
May 2, 2014 11:00am EDT
's the question. will be royal visit to memphis get more popular media coverage that angela merkel's trip to the white house? my answer is yes of course it will. the royals will be all over the celebrity pages, all over local news, all over the tabloids. angela merkel will hard to get a mention. much of america will know this -- won't even though she's here. why is this? first off celebrity is news these days. celebrities sell products. they sell magazines and boost tv ratings. that is the fact. there is also the appeal of royalty even in america. i would say especially in america. all king george may have been kicked out but the next king george who happens to be prince william's son is the endless fascination here. is it social class? pomp and circumstance? because kerri is the world's most eligible bachelor? he is. having broken up with his girlfriend of two years, pour angela merkel, she can't compete with that. she may run europe's most powerful economy and the telling of president how he runs his foreign policy but she is toast when it comes to media coverage. you can make a case th
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
of the stocks and stories making headlines. the white house meeting between president obama and angela merkel. peter cook and michael mckee examine the april employment report. it we begin with an emergency when council meeting on the crisis in ukraine. at the united nations today, it started getting really personal. words were flying and we heard the french ambassador to the when referring to russia as a pyromaniac firefighter. he calls the ambassador and amateur james bond who drinks vodka. were very upset. there was the russians who called for this meeting. --was because of the hiring firing down of two helicopters with ukrainian troops in them. russians had said that any action by the government against the pro-russian separatists is a declaration and escalation that might prompt russia to bring in peacekeeping troops. we had the russians making their point of view clear and we saw and britishench ambassadors each responding very strongly saying there is no way that the separate test -- separatists are doing what they're doing without support from the russians. the meeting -- we had the u
Bloomberg
May 5, 2014 4:00am EDT
across the country. while president obama and chancellor merkel appear ready to impose more sanctions against russia. happensgure out what next and what has just happened. ryan chilcote joins us on the -- ryan chilcote joins us in the studio. on the phone is henry. >> according to interfax, ukraine has renewed its offensive and there is heavy fighting. eastern andeen in southern ukraine, it can be very confusing, conflicting reports from the two sides. fighting in a city not too far from there. and this is the important thing, edessa in the south of the country. we had that tragic fire where more than 40 people were killed in the fire and the clashes around the fire. yesterday, we had pro russian activists storming a police headquarters, freeing safety seven of their colleagues. they could have taken the police headquarters, but the head of police said they would release these. they were able to avoid -- the police were able to avoid the seizure of their headquarters. clearly, this conflict is now the east, not just in and west, but the south as well. >> let's bring in henry from mosc
Bloomberg
May 5, 2014 5:00am EDT
is escalating. violence is spreading across the country. president obama and german chancellor angela merkel warned that they're ready to impose more measures against russia. isthe phone from moscow bloomberg news reporter henry meyer. walk us to the events and let us know what is happening. >> in the last hour, the russian news service, interfax, has reported that ukraine's essential government has resumed military operations in the city vyansk. that could provoke a russian response. they have talked before about how they're concerned about the ukraine's military operations in the east of the country. in addition to that, we have reports of fighting in easternmost part of the country. perhapsically and geographically, most importantly, we have unrest in the city of odessa, which is in the south of the country. stormed an activists police station late yesterday, freeing 67 of their colleagues effectively who had been detained on friday in the s we sawh of the clashe in the city and the tragic fire. lots going on on the ground within ukraine itself. also, within the last hour we have learned
Bloomberg
May 29, 2014 3:00am EDT
to the russian leadership. angela merkel said she would not mince words in discussions with vladimir putin. this as she warns of the stabilization in moldova. that eastern european country should not be rced to choose between a relationship with russia and the eu. what was the occasion for these comments? >> angela merkel invited the prime ministers of ukraine, georgia, and moldova to berlin. ahead of the meeting, moldova at the end of next month, and georgia will be signing these association agreements with the eu. this means those countries are looking to the west towards europe and not the east. merkel is trying to prepare, if not the international community, russia for the idea that these countries may be inching towards europe. she wants to make it clear that this is not an either/or proposition. there was a conciliatory language to russia. but eachno either/or country is able to choose its own path." at the same time, as you mentioned, pretty terse when she talks about not mincing words and not going any further. she wants to send a clear message to putin that is what is happening no
LINKTV
May 28, 2014 2:00pm PDT
german leader angela merkel, on this, and i think they need to work shoulder to shoulder on that for the foreseeable future. >> thanks so much for joining us in studio. >> you are very welcome. >> ukraine's prime minister has called on russia to block the border to his country in order to prevent rebel fighters from entering. >> ukraine's new president petro poroshenko says his country is at war in the east, and he has vowed to crush the revolt. the situation remains tense on the ground internet where dozens died in a battle over the airport. >> a city in a state of emergency. young people of donetsk are erecting barricades to block access to the airport. overnight, government soldiers launched an offensive against the separatists to regain control of the city. several pro-russian insurgents were killed. residents fear the fighting could escalate. >> my parents called during the night and said they are in the basement because jets flew overhead. there was shooting, but no one knows who is doing it or where they are. no one is telling us anything. >> of course i'm concerne
BBCAMERICA
May 1, 2014 6:00am EDT
they're not represented by authorities in kiev. >> we have news of a phone call between angela merkel and putin. angela merkel is calling for help to free the military observes in ukraine. we were telling you about those. also president putin suggesting the withdraw of kiev's military unit from the southeast ukraine would be required. an end to the violence there and launch of national dialogue is also a point lavrov, the russian foreign minister was making a couple hours achlth that's the latest between the phone call between angela merkel and vladimir putin. >>> one of the great marine sites of the world could be lifted as a world heritage site in danger. that's the threat from the u.n. unesco because it's worried about the great barrier reef following the decision of dumping of millions of tons of sludge in this area. the government itself says it's committed to protecting the site. so it should be. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come. a bit of a tango with a mango. why trade relations have been souring over imports of one of the kings of fruit. ♪ find yourself. in
CNN
May 2, 2014 1:00pm PDT
angela merkel talks about squeezing more sanctions on russia. >> jeb, if you need some advice, give me a call. >> increasingly it seems that republican donors may be inclined to and the pop culture lead, do you think this gives you a respectability that you didn't have before? >> absolutely not. >> joel mchale has something to make fun of, us, the host of "the soup" and the star of "the community" drops by "the lead" ahead of the white house correspondents' dinner. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the world lead. death in ukraine. 31 people died at a trade union building while the cause is not perfectly clear, odessa is currently being torn apart by rioting and clashes between ukrainian royalists and pro-russia activists with thousands positioned near the eastern border. but right here in the u.s., president obama and german chancellor angela merkel meeting at the white house today emerging with some tough talk about their willingness to squeeze sectors of the russian economy. also today, russia called an emergency meeting of the united nations security meeti
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 7:00pm EDT
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